Articles about the world's history

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Ronald Reagan transformed the Republican Party through his ‘revolution’ via the Conservative arm of the GOP, triumphing over “Establishment Republicans” when he won his party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1980.

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There are some serious historical parallels between Ben Carson’s struggle for sincere recognition in the GOP and the course Frederick Douglass had to tread in the annals of Black History.

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Eric Cortellessa from The Times of Israel reports on the event held on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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The American story will never be finished, but it does have a beginning - and for many families that was Brooklyn, highlighted in a new book and movie

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The Russian account of Hitler’s death is, well, inconclusive.

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“With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together…” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Today is Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, yet Americans do not celebrate it officially as a major holiday, and it is not even considered as any kind of day of recognition whatsoever.

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In January of 1863, Lincoln was not sure that the Union would survive the Civil War, but he put in play the presidential decree that helped to save “a nation so conceived (in Liberty) and so dedicated (to the proposition that all men are created Equal).”

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When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judah; in the days of Herod the king, there came Magi from the East to Jerusalem. And they were saying. Where is the King of the Jews who has been born? For we have seen his star in the East, and we have come to worship him.

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American citizens should no longer settle for rhetoric designed to manipulate, but should strain to hear the wisdom within candidates’ words, words reflecting the bedrock values in the foundational documents, especially the American Bill of Rights.

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Are deep snows time for hibernation, or play? Washington, D.C., as much as any other town, transforms in the snow to something very beautiful. And fun.